Michele Caminati


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Parma, Italy
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Born in Parma in 1985 I grew up as a climber travelling around the world to fulfill my passion, being it competitions or outdoor climbing. During my career I've become Italian boulder champion, won the Italian bouldering cup and took part to many international events and competitions. But it's on rock where I spent most of my time, slowly evolving my passion from bouldering to wider aspects of rock climbing and mountaineering. Nowadays I've climbed up to 8b+ boulder, 8c sport and E8 7a trad.

Alongside my passion for climbing I discovered photography which has always been my faithful partner during my travels, and also a way to escape from ordinary routine.

My favorite genres are of course landscapes, time lapses and outdoor photography, but I also love to shoot events, architecture, streets and conceptual images in general. I like videography as well, always trying to think it in photographic terms.

I do love lenses: from modern to vintage my collection lets me choose the right glass to obtain the look I want from an image, and I thank my Sony cameras for letting me use all of them in my works.

As a climber I always tried to tell my story and my adventures to the others. Now I'm willing to use my knowledge and skills to keep telling stories, finding myself on the other side of the camera.

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Caminati Falling Montage  © Mike Hutton

News Elder Statesman and a ground fall for Michele Caminati

Michele Climbing Chip Shop Brawl, E5 6c/7A+, Stanage  © Michele Caminati
Michele Climbing Chip Shop Brawl, E5 6c/7A+, Stanage  © Michele Caminati

Interview Michele Caminati

As mentioned in April's Peak Area Report, visiting Italian climber Michele Caminati, well known for his super hard bouldering ascents, enjoyed a two month visit to Peak District earlier this year, to try to put down some old projects and enjoy the unique gritstone...

Michele Caminati bouldering in Rocklands  © Clément Perotti (video still)
Michele Caminati bouldering in Rocklands  © Clément Perotti (video still)

Video Michele Caminati vs El Corazon

In this video from Clément Perotti we get to watch Michele Caminati battle his way up Daniel Woods' El Corazon, 8B, at Rocklands, SA.

Michele Caminati on Master's Edge  © Michele Caminati
Michele Caminati on Master's Edge  © Michele Caminati

Fri Night Vid Michele Caminati on Gritstone

This week's Friday Nighter is a couple of videos of Italian climber Michele Caminati. Michele has...

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8B+ FA by Caminati

Shauna Coxsey  © Coxsey coll.
Shauna Coxsey  © Coxsey coll.

News Coxsey, Caminati, Woods and Jörg making some moves

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Caminati repeats The Island


Latest Reviews for Michele's Sponsors

Reviews from the UKC editorial team

Sport Climbing Harness review  © UKC Gear

Lightweight Sport Climbing Harnesses

For a dedicated sport climbing harness you will want something light, comfortable and fairly simple. In this group test the UKC team go through some of the best lightweight sport harnesses on offer.

Trango portrait  © Toby Archer
Trango portrait  © Toby Archer

La Sportiva Trango Tower Extreme GTX

With a lightweight upper and an excellent balance of support and nimble-footedness, the Trango Tower Extreme GTX are superb technical mountain boots, says Toby Archer. So it's a shame the soles seem to wear so quickly.

Double thumbs up for the Skwamas...and knee bar rests...  © UKC Gear
Double thumbs up for the Skwamas...and knee bar rests...  © UKC Gear

La Sportiva Women's Otaki & Skwama

In 2018 La Sportiva greatly increased their range of women's climbing shoes. From this extended range, the Skwama and Otaki complement each other well, says Penny Orr, since they have the same fit but perform quite differently.

mountain boots group test  © UKC Gear
mountain boots group test  © UKC Gear

All Round B1-B2 Mountain Boots

Mountaineering involves all sorts of terrain, so a general mountain boot has to be an all-rounder. We look at eight models that...

ISPO 2019 top 10 montage  © Nick Brown
ISPO 2019 top 10 montage  © Nick Brown

ISPO 2019 - Best in Show

The annual ISPO outdoor trade show has just wrapped up for 2019. Among the many new products shown to us by attending brands, a number...

Entries within the Performance Rock Shoe Group Test  © UKC Gear
Entries within the Performance Rock Shoe Group Test  © UKC Gear

Performance Rock Shoes

'Performance' is a huge category, so with UK sport climbing in mind we've narrowed the focus of this review to down-turned, supportive...

TX2 montage  © Tom Ripley
TX2 montage  © Tom Ripley

La Sportiva TX2 Approach Shoe

The TX2 has the lightness, comfort and grippy tread of a trail shoe without sacrificing performance on the rock, says Tom Ripley....


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La Sportiva Bushido II

The Bushido II is a super light, extra grippy and aggressive shoe designed to ensure perfect stability and support on all types of off-road terrain from canal foot paths to the trail of the Lake District.

WC Protection  © Wild Country
WC Protection  © Wild Country

Wild Country Passive Protection Range

Wild Country is one of the original creators of passive protections with its Classic Rocks. Continuing to innovate with more versatile and lightweight protection options, the Wild Country passive protection range covers all manners of sizes and...

ispo 2019 Footwear and Packs  © UKC
ispo 2019 Footwear and Packs  © UKC

ISPO 2019 - New Footwear and Packs

The annual ISPO trade show, which brings the world's outdoor industry together under one roof (or a series of gigantic roofs) in Munich, has just wrapped up for 2019. Heavy snowfall gave this year's event a suitably wintry feel, and if we'd really...

ISPO 2019 Clothing  © UKC
ISPO 2019 Clothing  © UKC

ISPO 2019 - New Clothing Roundup

The annual ISPO trade show, which brings the world's outdoor industry together under one roof (or a series of gigantic...

ispo 2019 Climbing Hardware  © UKC
ispo 2019 Climbing Hardware  © UKC

ISPO 2019 - New Climbing Hardware Roundup

The annual ISPO trade show, which brings the world's outdoor industry together under one roof (or a series of...

OutDoor 2018 - Rock Shoes and Footwear  © Nick Brown - UKC
OutDoor 2018 - Rock Shoes and Footwear  © Nick Brown - UKC

OutDoor 2018 - Rock Shoes and Footwear

The UKC/UKH team have just returned from the final OutDoor show at Friedrichshafen. We saw hundreds of innovative,...

Parthian and Meshuga  © Wild Country
Parthian and Meshuga  © Wild Country

Wild Country Parthian and Meshuga

These two models of climbing shoes are an unconventional solution to bring about performance, but with the belief that...